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Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Frae the tap, left tae richt: Iglesia Matriz de la Concepción, Mercado Nuestra Señora de África, Puente Serrador, Torres de Santa Cruz, Panoramic ceety, Auditorio de Tenerife, Playa de Las Teresitas an Plaza de España.
Frae the tap, left tae richt: Iglesia Matriz de la Concepción, Mercado Nuestra Señora de África, Puente Serrador, Torres de Santa Cruz, Panoramic ceety, Auditorio de Tenerife, Playa de Las Teresitas an Plaza de España.
Banner o Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Coat o airms o Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Nickname(s): 
"La Capital Chicharrera", "La Capital Tinerfeña", "La Capital Santacrucera", "The Sydney o the Atlantic".[1]
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is locatit in Spain, Canary Islands
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Coordinates: 28°28′N 16°15′W / 28.467°N 16.250°W / 28.467; -16.250Coordinates: 28°28′N 16°15′W / 28.467°N 16.250°W / 28.467; -16.250
KintraSpain
Autonomous commontyCanary Islands
ProvinceSanta Cruz de Tenerife
IslandTenerife
Foondit3 Mey 1494, foondit as "Real de la Santa Cruz"
Govrenment
 • AlcaldeExcmo. Sr. Don José Manuel Bermúdez Esparza ([(CC-PNC-CCN)])
Area
 • Municipality150.56 km2 (58.13 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (2013)[4]
 • Municipality206,593
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
 • Urban
538,000[3]
Demonym(s)Santacrucero, ra Chicharrero, ra
Time zoneWET
 • Summer (DST)WEST
Postal code
38001-38010
Dialin code[(+34 922 + 6 deegits)]
LeidSpainyie
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

Santa Cruz de Tenerife (commonly kent as Santa Cruz) is the caipital (jointly wi Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), seicont-maist muckle ceety o the Autonomous Community o the Canary Islands an the 21st lairgest ceety in Spain, wi a population o 222,417 in 2009. Santa Cruz is the seicont lairgest ceety an metropolitan aurie o the European Union ootside Europe. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is an aa the caipital o the island o Tenerife (maist populatit o archipelago an Spain) an caipital o the province o Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Locatit in northeast quadrant o Tenerife, aboot 210 kilometres (130 mi) aff the northwastren coast o Africae athin the Atlantic Ocean. Atween the 1833 territorial diveesion o Spain an 1927 Santa Cruz de Tenerife wis the sole caipital o the Canary Islands, till 1927 when a decree ordered that the caipital o the Canary Islands be shared, as it remains at present. The port is o great importance an is the communications hub atween Europe, Africae an Americas, wi cruise ships arrivin frae mony naitions. The ceety is the nerve centre on domestic an inter-island communications in the Canary Islands.

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